Walk and ReadFebruary 13, 2010 at 3:37 am | Posted in Book Blather | 2 Comments
Yesterday I went on a long walk, and I decided to listen to an audio book on the way. Often I read while walking, and I’ve taken a bit of flak for it – pedestrian comments, honking, and once a lecture from a gentleman who was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk rather than use the bike lane two feet away. I thought an audio book would be a nice compromise.
It turns out this works really well as long as there is no traffic. As soon as a vehicle got within two car lengths, I could no longer hear until it had passed behind me about the same distance. Unfortunately, even on a quiet street traffic was just busy enough to ensure that the book spent as long on Pause as it did on Play. When I hit the main thoroughfare I gave up and put the headphones away.
No sooner had I done so than I saw a young girl texting while pedaling a bicycle. I guess nobody wants to travel without some kind of entertainment!
PS I got honked at anyway.